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  1. spman

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    After moving app to SD card, what will happen if

    Q1) You take out the SD card,
    Will you still be able to access the app? Will the app data be lost if you put back the SD card?

    Q2) SD card is corrupted,
    Will you still be able to access the app? Will the app data be lost if you put back the SD card?

    Using Samsung S4

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    1- the app will work as normal as long as the SD card is in place, no loss.
    2- the app will not work at all, complete reinstall needed
     
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    After moving app to the SD card, when the SD card is not in the phone, does the phone still display the app icon? What happens if you press the app icon?
     
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    If it can't find the actual program file associated with an installed app, because it was on the removed micro-SD, I believe it displays a generic green Android icon, and nothing happens if you press it, but it may give you a message to the effect. The actual app icons should re-appear when you insert the micro-SD and reboot, and it scans the installed apps.
     
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